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LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Community Gardening!<br />Meadow Jones, Suzanne Im<br />Saramanda Goodwin, Robin Dupl...
LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Ask: sample starting questions<br /><ul><li>What resources are needed?
What support exists?
How can one person get started?
What are the roots of community gardening?</li></ul>More topics to explore on our website: http://sites.google.com/site/co...
LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />INVESTIGATE<br />
LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Overview CG History<br /><ul><li>Industrial Revolution, urban poor
USA and England
Late 1800’s, economic depression
World War I, food shortages</li></ul>5 million people $5 million of food<br />
LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Overview CG History<br /><ul><li>Great Depression
In NYC, 5000 gardens on 700 acres
World War II
20 million victory gardens  40% of fresh veggies in US</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Overview CG...
Way to feed people as well as unify community</li></ul>More info about the history: http://tinyurl.com/25hqc8q<br />http:/...
LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Community Gardening/Urban Greening<br />So many options! <br /><ul><li>Vegetable gardens
Herb gardens
Flower gardens
Green roofs/living roof
Square foot gardening
Vertical gardens
Permaculture projects</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Benefits of CG/UG<br /><ul><li>Food productio...
Gardeners as “nutrition change agents”
Neighborhood improvement
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  1. 1. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Community Gardening!<br />Meadow Jones, Suzanne Im<br />Saramanda Goodwin, Robin Duple<br />
  2. 2. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Ask: sample starting questions<br /><ul><li>What resources are needed?
  3. 3. What support exists?
  4. 4. How can one person get started?
  5. 5. What are the roots of community gardening?</li></ul>More topics to explore on our website: http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/ask<br />
  6. 6. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />INVESTIGATE<br />
  7. 7. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Overview CG History<br /><ul><li>Industrial Revolution, urban poor
  8. 8. USA and England
  9. 9. Late 1800’s, economic depression
  10. 10. World War I, food shortages</li></ul>5 million people $5 million of food<br />
  11. 11. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Overview CG History<br /><ul><li>Great Depression
  12. 12. In NYC, 5000 gardens on 700 acres
  13. 13. World War II
  14. 14. 20 million victory gardens  40% of fresh veggies in US</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Overview CG History<br /><ul><li>Usually most popular during wars and economic downturns
  15. 15. Way to feed people as well as unify community</li></ul>More info about the history: http://tinyurl.com/25hqc8q<br />http://www.cityfarmer.org/CGNewYork.html<br />Article - Rethinking Urban Poverty: A look at Community Gardens<br />
  16. 16. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Community Gardening/Urban Greening<br />So many options! <br /><ul><li>Vegetable gardens
  17. 17. Herb gardens
  18. 18. Flower gardens
  19. 19. Green roofs/living roof
  20. 20. Square foot gardening
  21. 21. Vertical gardens
  22. 22. Permaculture projects</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Benefits of CG/UG<br /><ul><li>Food production – access to affordable fresh produce
  23. 23. Gardeners as “nutrition change agents”
  24. 24. Neighborhood improvement
  25. 25. Closer and safer than parks
  26. 26. Cleaner air</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Benefits of CG/UG<br /><ul><li>Satisfying labor, physical activity
  27. 27. Fun, not economic profit
  28. 28. Nature connection
  29. 29. Value formation for small children
  30. 30. Relaxing places, help lower stress</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Benefits of CG/UG<br /><ul><li>Build community ties
  31. 31. Cooperative work in the garden
  32. 32. Neighbors garden in pairs for safety
  33. 33. Sharing surplus with neighbors
  34. 34. Step toward playground and street clean-ups</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />People, Land and Sustainability:Community Gardens and the SocialDimension of Sustainable Development<br />John Ferris, Carol Norman and <br />Joe Sempik<br />
  35. 35. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Local Agenda 21<br /><ul><li>Established at the UN Conference on the Environment held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992.
  36. 36. A local-government-led, community-wide, and participatory effort to establish a comprehensive action strategy for environmental protection, economic prosperity and community well-being in the local area.
  37. 37. Key elements: full community participation, assessment of current conditions, target setting for achieving specific goals, monitoring and reporting. </li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Major Types of Community Gardens<br /><ul><li> Leisure
  38. 38. Child and School
  39. 39. Entrepreneurial
  40. 40. Crime Diversion/Work & Training
  41. 41. Healing & Therapy
  42. 42. Neighborhood Pocket Parks
  43. 43. Ecological Restoration
  44. 44. Demonstration</li></li></ul><li>Local Initiatives<br />April 25, 2010: 200 block of Market St., Urbana - spearheaded by Activate Champaign County. <br />Summer 2011: $10,000 Community Garden Vision Plan for Douglass Park, Champaign - UIUC Engineers Without Borders<br />LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />
  45. 45. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Comments on readings?<br />Our list of readings:<br />http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/investigate<br />
  46. 46. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />CREATE<br />
  47. 47. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Sketching a garden<br />For those at home, you’ll need<br /><ul><li>Paper
  48. 48. Pens, markers, pencils
  49. 49. Ruler
  50. 50. Imagination!</li></ul>http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/create<br />
  51. 51. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Brainstorming<br />Does your life include…<br />Kids? Pets? Lots of traveling? Grilling? Outdoor entertaining? <br />Do you want anything specific like…<br />Shade? Food? Prettier entrance? Repair/replace the lawn? <br />Do you have set ideas for what you want to include like…<br />Certain colors? Native plants? Perennials? <br />Do you like…<br />Formal gardens? More natural-looking ones?<br />
  52. 52. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Create!<br />
  53. 53. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Discussion and Reflections: Sketching a garden<br />http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/reflect<br />
  54. 54. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Making a Worm Farm<br />For those at home, you’ll need<br /><ul><li>Sturdy container made of plastic or wood, at least 7”x9”x14”
  55. 55. Worms (red wigglers are best!)
  56. 56. Slightly damp newspaper scraps
  57. 57. Food scraps, such as cooked egg shells, bread scraps, and fruit peels
  58. 58. Gardening soil (not potting soil!)
  59. 59. Mesh screen (optional)</li></li></ul><li>LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Discussion and Reflection: Making a Worm Farm <br />http://sites.google.com/site/communitygardeningibl/reflect<br />
  60. 60. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Comments, Questions, Wrap-Up<br />
  61. 61. LIS 590 IBL:Community Gardening<br />Thank you!<br />All photos provided courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net<br />
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